Major Power Blackout As Key Hydro Station Fails

By NEVILLE OTUKI, notuki@ke.nationmedia.com

Kenya Power said that the Gitaru hydro station which has a capacity of 225 megawatts (MW) suffered a technical hitch that affected electricity generation.

Many parts of the country have been cut off power supply following a generation hitch at the country’s biggest hydro-electricity station.

Kenya Power said that the Gitaru hydro station which has a capacity of 225 megawatts (MW) suffered a technical hitch that affected electricity generation.

“At 11.30am, a loss of generation at Gitaru hydro station resulted into a major power outage that affected other sources of electricity,” Kenya Power said in a statement. “Efforts to restore normal supply are ongoing.”

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